Software architecture-centric methods and agile development

  title={Software architecture-centric methods and agile development},
  author={Robert L. Nord and James E. Tomayko},
  journal={IEEE Software},
The agile software development paradigm and plan-driven approaches each have their strengths and shortcomings. The former emphasizes rapid, flexible development, while the latter emphasizes project and process infrastructure. Many practitioners, particularly of agile methods, tend-to view software architecture in light of the plan-driven side of the spectrum. They think that architecture-centric methods are too much work, equating them with high-ceremony processes emphasizing document… CONTINUE READING
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